10 Incredible Things that YOU Made Happen: Number 9
As Children’s Music Fund continues with its annual campaign, we want to reflect on the past year and say “Thank You!” Without your continued support of CMF, we wouldn’t be able to serve chronically ill children in and out of the hospital. We will be sharing “10 incredible things…” with a new story each week throughout the campaign, please comment and share!
Number 9: Instrument Donation
This year you were able to bring the healing power of music to children by gifting musical instruments to children with life altering illnesses and chronic conditions.
Below are some of the instruments that you have gifted to children in need:
A keyboard went to a 6 year old boy with SMARD (Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress) and Charcot-Marie Tooth disease (a peripheral nervous system disorder affecting both his hands and his feet) in Los Angeles. He is using his keyboard to help regulate his breathing, and work on fine motor function in his hands.
A violin went to a brain cancer survivor in Bakersfield. This 9 year old girl is using the violin to help connect the neurons in her brain to aide her recovery. She is excelling in school and making tremendous progress with music. Her mom writes,
“We are very thankful for Children’s Music Fund, we are experiencing a wonderful journey. Esmerelda is greatly motivated and music is now a great part of her development. She is a straight A student and receiving school awards! Children’s Music Fund, you guys are amazing!”
Together we are doing great things!
Click HERE to participate in this year’s Annual Fund!